From Halloween until after The New Year life gets so hectic, doesn’t it? It’s typical that when there is more to do, there are less hours of daylight to get everything done.
We find that we need to make every effort to fit in more outdoor fun whenever we can and whatever the weather.
On this Sunday, Danny was meant to go to a Bivvy Camp with cubs, however with a Amber Weather warning the camp was cancelled. That explains why in this post Danny is wearing a thermal vest and his cubs trousers- we did tease him that he looked like Simon Cowell!
It was very windy, but we needed to get supplies and to let the kids have some fresh air and exercise. So, after the supermarket run we went to the nearest park for a play.
They are all such monkeys and love a climb and a swing. I don’t find it so easy and only succeeded in cutting my hands when I tried to swing and somersault as the kids and Dave do!
Dave and Izzy take a moment to rest and watch the others climb.
Danny at the top! He was swaying lots in the wind so he didn’t stay up there too long!
Playing in the park makes great gymnastics practice.
Caitlyn walks along the tightrope spider web. Izzy could do this too until the the higher rope became too high for her to hold onto. She can’t wait until she can play and climb as well as the others.
Danny up the top- again!
Izzy wonders when she’ll make it to the top like her big brother and sisters.
Cailtlyn looks up to Danny.
The park was very pretty with fallen Autumn leaves on the ground.
You can just about make our Rebecca standing behind Izzy pushing her on the swing.
It’s great having a big sister to push you higher.
The big girls take over the baby swings. It’s a shame that there aren’t any normal swings in this park.
I love swings!
I love Danny’s new boots. He had very expensive Winter Boots for all his Winter Survial Cub Camps. He loves to get really muddy and to encourage him to start taking responsibility for keeping his shoes and boots clean, I asked him to clean up his boots ready for camp. He “hand washed” them in a bowl of hot water, then put them in the tumble dryer which mealted the glue and completely wrecked the boots. We had to have a quick visit to Tesco to replace them and found these boots reduced to £6 in his favourite style- Camo! I don’t know how long they’ll last, but for £6 they’re doing their job fine!
We played lots of different games on this climbing frame and slide. It was a nice safe one for Izzy to explore independently. Some have lots of gaps with high drops and I have to run around blocking all the possible falling points!
They all had fun on the see-saw.
We had great fun playing in the park, and I’m pleased to say that whatever the weather (and we’ve had high winds, heavy down falls and sleet this week) we’ve been managing to fit in fun outdoor play every day in some way.